The Bucket Test

The Bucket Test (Evaporation Test)

  • Fill the level of your pool to normal operataing level (mid-tile or mid-skimmer)
  • Fill a bucket with pool water to about one inch from top
  • Place bucket on first or second step of pool
  • Mark water level on inside of bucket
  • Shut off pump and mark pool level on outside of bucket
  • Resume normal pump operation

  • After 24 hours, compare the two levels. If the pool water (outside mark) goes down more than the inside water level, there is probably a leak.